Tamoxifen and vision issues

Hi Ladies

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced problems with their vision whilst on tamoxifen?

Ive been on it for about 10 months, and now getting quite blurred vision. Is this temporary? I do hope so!

sue xx

Hi Sue

It is worth checking with an optician if you have a cataract developing. I was told by my consultant that Tamoxifen can cause cataracts to develop. It is something to do with the reduction of oestrogen to the blood flow in the eye. I have been on Tamoxifen for 18 months and a small cataract I already had developed into a much larger within 12 months after starting Tamoxifen. I had the cataract removed 4 weeks ago on the NHS and now have almost perfect vision in that eye.

Good luck.